Along the northern coast of Newfoundland, Canada lie several grassy mounds whose unassuming appearance belie their historical importance. Known as L'Anse aux Meadows, the mounds are what remains of an ancient Norse settlement. Archeologists have long been aware that Vikings from Greenland (a Norse peoples) crossed the ocean to encounter Northern Canada. While it clearly predated Columbus'2 voyage, the exact date of the settlement was unclear.
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has long fascinated visitors from around the world.
Back in the day, kids played in the dirt and had a grand old time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on mental health. The world's youth has been particularly affected, experiencing increases in anxiety and depression. Isolated from friends and worried about loved ones, children's mental health needs protecting now more than ever. In their 2021 report The State of the World's Children, UNICEF announced that one in seven of the world's children (age 10 to 19) live with a diagnosed mental health disorder.
Skiing may seem like a modern pastime, but humans have been strapping wood to their feet and gliding on snow...
People dream of traveling to Barcelona and traversing the medieval streets.
Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming… That is what one diver was doing in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea when he suddenly spotted something unusual. Amateur diver Shlomi Katzin was enjoying the waters off the coast south of Haifa, Israel when he stumbled upon an ancient medieval sword. Dating back hundreds of years to the Crusader period, the sword will soon join other artifacts on display in Israel after careful restoration.
You might have heard of “brain foods” or “superfoods.
Mozart is an 18th-century Austrian classical composer—perhaps even the most famous composer of all time.
The ancient Egyptians' special love for cats is well known. In fact, cat lovers today have them to thank for introducing African wildcat DNA into domestication; this would eventually become the beloved tabby. But why did were Egyptians so enamored by these early felines? Read on to discover the fascinating place of domestic cats in ancient Egyptian art, religion, and culture.
In 2018, archeologists discovered large life-sized camels sculpted into rocks in Saudi Arbaia.
It has often been said that 10,000 steps a day is good for your health.